In this book of “firsts,” we find that a thread of redemption weaves through the pages of Genesis. This is the account of Cain and Abel who bring their offerings, as has been their practice, but in these verses, something changes. Cain’s own ideas of sacrifice are not God’s. Will we follow God’s word or will we do our own thing? Wrong turns can be costly and we read the words of warning here and God’s appeal to reconsider. We look at what it means to be our brother’s keeper and the consequences of not caring.